A year of service & your future

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How does a year of service prepare you for a well-rounded future? Join Lutheran Volunteer Corps alum and staff member Nathan Detweiler for a conversation on how a faith-based service year prepares you for a well-rounded future. Nathan will join us for worship on Thursday evening (6 pm in the Worship Hall at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center) and for conversation over …

Turkey Dinner Preview Sunday!

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On Sunday this week, we’ll preview Turkey and (at least some) of the fixings! Alicia and her family (mostly Bob), will prepare turkey, dressing, gravy and mashed potatoes.  If you have access to a kitchen, you are welcome to bring a favorite dish to share!  If you don’t have access to a kitchen, you can bring juice, rolls, dessert, or …

Look at the Bible in new ways

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We are starting a new Bible-related event. We’ll be talking about and reflecting on the Bible and our lives of faith using a video series; one that uses a refreshing new take on what the Bible is and how we read it today called “Animate:Bible.” Sunday evening, after worship, and as dinner is underway, we’ll watch a short video that raises …

Talking and reflecting on the Bible

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We are starting a new Bible-related event.  We’ll be talking and reflecting on the Bible and our lives of faith using a video series that uses a refreshing new take on what the Bible is and how we read it today called “Animate:Bible.” Sunday evening, after worship and as dinner is underway, we’ll watch a short video that raises questions. Then …

Prayer for this Week 10/31/2017

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Gracious God, Give me strength for my work. School work.  Paid work.  Volunteer work. Help me to remember that you are the one who created me. Help me to remember that you will use me to benefit and bless the world. Help me to work in ways that help the people around me. Help me to work in ways that …

The Bible for Normal People – Saturday, November 4th!

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Podcast hosts Jared Byas and Peter Enns, will be here Saturday, November 4th for an evening of reflection and conversation, taking a serious look at the sacred texts of the Bible.  Come join the conversation and hear what Byas and Enns have learned through their online conversations with leading Biblical scholars. Co-hosted by 3rd Way Collective, Lutheran Campus Ministry at Penn State, Wesley PSU, and Westminster Presbyterian …

Prayers from Martin Luther

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This week, as we prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation, I share with you three of Luther’s prayers. Luther’s Morning Prayer In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from …

Reformation Sunday At Grace Lutheran Church

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Sunday Worship services on Reformation Sunday will be a little different!  Take your choice and come join the celebration! Reformation 500 Services on Sunday, October 29 – Grace has many special plans to mark 500thanniversary of the Reformation on Sunday, October 29.   Here is the schedule for the day: 8:00 AM – Morning worship led by piano and flute 9:00 AM …

Prayer for this week

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God, I am so weary. I am worn out and worn down. I have so much to do. I don’t see a break anywhere ahead. Help me to find moments of rest. Help me to find ways to renew and refresh myself. Help me to keep tackling the deadlines and demands before me. Help me to keep pressing forward. Amen.

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A psalm when you need some rest (and plenty of other times, too). Psalm 23 1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. 2The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters. 3You restore my soul, O Lord, and guide me along right pathways for your name’s sake. 4Though I walk …